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Explorers Clubs

Do You Have a Bright Child?

Are you looking for somewhere where they can meet up for fun and challenging activities with other children who show the same curiosity, creativity, high ability and drive (also known as high learning potential or gifted and talented)?

Are you looking for somewhere where you can talk to other parents about the joys and challenges of supporting a child with high learning potential?

Explorers Clubs are friendly local support groups run by parent volunteers for families of children with high learning potential. These groups offer bright children fun and challenging activity sessions designed to stimulate young minds; inspiring them to think creatively and critically and to explore, create and make. Activities may take place at a specific venue or be visits to external venues. The Explorers Clubs are branches of the charity Potential Plus UK, which has been supporting children of high ability for over 50 years.

Introduce your child to an Explorers club and watch them blossom in the company of like-minded children.

If you are interested in finding out more about setting up an Explorers Club in your area, contact

  • Fun and inspiring sessions for bright, curious and creative children

  • Activity workshops

  • Meetups at places of interest

  • Support by parents for parents

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Two boys measuring power created by a potato Potential Plus UK's BIG Family Weekend, 2019

The following Explorers Club is currently running activities:

Surrey Explorers Logo

Based in Putney, the Surrey Branch covers the London area

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Recommended Age Range: 8-13

Venue: Putney Methodist Church Hall, Gwendolen Avenue, Putney, London SW15 6SN. Free parking in the church car park to the left of the main entrance. The venue is 5 minutes walk from Putney mainline and East Putney underground District Line.



Cost: Suggested donation of £15-£25 per session.

Latest Events: discover and book Surrey Explorer events on  Potential Plus UK’s Events Calendar

Surrey Explorers Club offers a range of activities which can vary from a morning talk to an all-day activity (packed lunch required), all designed to stretch and inspire intelligent and enquiring children aged 8-13. They normally take place during the school holidays. These activities are given by qualified speakers, writers, demonstrators, teachers and tutors who are specialists in their fields. Activities can range from hands-on problem solving activities to educational talks and cover a wide variety of subjects from STEM to humanities to philosophical discussions.

Parents/carers are encouraged to stay on site with their child, to meet with other parents and share experiences.

Become a Member

Families benefit from access to our advice line, the Members’ Area, our electronic resources, discounted events and our Focus newsletter.

Schools benefit from access to our advice line, online resources, members area, newsletter, workshops, webinars-on-demand, and associate family membership for their parents.